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By ETHAN HARTLEY A polarizing bill that sought to codify federal laws regarding the allowance of abortions, which was enshrined by the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, was voted down by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 5-4 vote on Tuesday more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Memorial Day in Johnston Memorial Park On May 24, join Mayor Joseph Polisena and the Johnston Parks and Recreation Department for a special Memory Day program at 9 a.m. in Johnston Memorial Park. The event will honor those who made more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island remain the same this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA's May 13 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.86 per gallon. Rhode Island's price is the same as the national average more
Legislative leaders unveil package of education reform bills The leadership of the Rhode Island Senate and House of Representatives unveiled a package of education reform bills during a press conference. The legislation would bring a comprehensive reform more
Cranston High School East, Class of 1969, is having its 50th reunion May 25 from 6-11 p.m. at the Quonset “O” Club, 220 Lt. James Brown Road, North Kingstown. Cost $55 per person; mail … more
In recognition of National Bike Month, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority’s (RIPTA) Commuter Resource RI team launched its 3rd Annual “Bike to Work Week,” Monday and ending on Bike to … more
Additional troopers will be assigned to focus on enforcement of the state's seat belt laws as part of the national Click It or Ticket highway safety campaign from May 13 to June 2 Colonel James M. Manni, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police more
Flapjack Fundraiser! That was the name of Sunday's fun-filled event for Graniteville School, held at Applebee's Restaurant at 446 Putnam Pike in Smithfield. For inside of three hours, children scooted all around the nearly jam-packed restaurant having more
By MERI R. KENNEDY The MAE Organization for the Homeless hosted its fifth annual Be The Light Gala on Saturday at the Park Theatre in Cranston. Attendees were inspired by the event's guest speaker, Tammy Maguire, who shared her story of experiencing more
Laying down the law Ferri Middle School eighth-grade Team White civics students got a special visit from the Hon. Joseph Montalbano of the Rhode Island Superior Court as part of Law Day on Friday. Students learned about the First Amendment entails and more
The guest list was a veritable “who’s who” in Johnston as community members and local officials – including Mayor Joseph Polisena, Police Chief Richard S. Tamburini and state Sen. Frank … more
By PETE FONTAINE Move over, Judge Judy. In Johnston, it's now Judge Jackie. That's Jacqueline M. Grasso, Esq., who was sworn in as chief judge of Johnston Municipal Court by Mayor Joseph Polisena last Wednesday. Grasso, an accomplished attorney who had more
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